Hamburg SV, a Bundesliga side from the northern port city, aims to open the graveyard some 50 feet from the stadium's main entrance, said deputy chairman Christian Reichert.
"For a large number of people, it's important to be close to the club after their lives are over," he said. "The cemetery will have the look of a small, open stadium."
With 42,000 registered supporters at the club and just 500 graves up for grabs, competition for places promises to be fierce. Officials have already begun taking reservations.
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Monday, July 24, 2006
Cemetery for die-hard football fans
Too bad this story didn't make the World Cup 2006 fever. In any case, still something to think about: "A German soccer club plans to open a cemetery next to its stadium so that die-hard fans can rest in peace alongside their favorite team."